A new season is before us. We look forward to longer days and warmer weather. We are still experiencing varying degrees from one day being spring to the next day winter returning in Cape Town.

My decluttering process continues and I have moved on to sorting through my paperwork (printed versions and notes). I love making notes! I was reminded of one of my strengths.

People exceptionally talented in the Input theme have a need to collect and archive. They may accumulate information, ideas, artifacts, or even relationships.

Curious to know what your strengths are? I highly recommend completing the Clifton Strengths Finder.

The following theme description highlights the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors you are likely to experience if you have strong Input:

You are inquisitive. You collect things. You might collect information -- words, facts, books, and quotations -- or you might collect tangible objects such as butterflies, baseball cards, porcelain dolls, or sepia photographs.

Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you. And yours is the kind of mind that finds so many things interesting. The world is exciting precisely because of its infinite variety and complexity.

If you read a great deal, it is not necessarily to refine your theories but, rather, to add more information to your archives. If you like to travel, it is because each new location offers novel artifacts and facts. These can be acquired and then stored away. Why are they worth storing? At the time of storing, it is often hard to say exactly when or why you might need them, but who knows when they might become useful?

With all those possible uses in mind, you really don't feel comfortable throwing anything away. So you keep acquiring and compiling and filing stuff away. It's interesting. It keeps your mind fresh. And perhaps one day some of it will prove valuable.

Source: What is the definition of Input